A video has surfaced online showing a lady purported to be a British Airways (BA) flight attendant making racist comments about Nigerians.

The woman recorded herself in her car while she was wearing her British Airways flight attendant uniform in preparation for her flight from London Heathrow to Abuja on Friday.

She later posted the 39-second video on Snapchat.

In the video , she was heard making demeaning comments also targeted at the Nigerian passengers on the Abuja bound flight.

She said : “Alright, so all of you are there getting ready for your Friday night, getting in the pre-drinks, you know, as you do.

“And I’m here, getting ready to go to work, put on a yellow life jacket, point out the exits, hand out chicken or beef, what sort of Friday night is this for me?

‘The upside is I’m going to Nigeria and there’s gonna be bare b**, I’m joking, I’m joking.

“All the Nigerians are gonna be there like ‘gimme coca cola, gimme me beef, why you have no beef left? I want beef.

“And I’m just gonna be there like, ‘sorry sir, we ran out of beef’.

“All the Nigerians are gonna be there asking for f*** upgrades because they haven’t got enough leg room because their b**s are in their way. Big d**** like this swinging from side to side.”

It was gathered that a shocked crew member reported the video to UK Media, the Daily Mail.

The airline has already announced that it would launch an investigation into the matter.

“We expect the utmost professionalism from our staff when they are representing British Airways. We are investigating this video,” it said.